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Why Does Adhd Medication Cause Tics In Children
Pharmacology: Tics are repetitive, involuntary, stylized, motor movements involving a single or complex group of muscles. Chemicals that are stimulatory in nature, such as caffeine or methylphenidate, may excite muscle fibers to contract more easily. Brain control of muscle firing may also be increased with these substances. Tics are worsened by stimulants, not caused by them. See my health guides on panda's. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Non stimulants: Stratterra and Intuniv are the two non-stimulants. Of the two Intuniv is the less likely to cause tics. Also consider seeing a homeopathic doctor as those meds are not pharmaceutical! check out nativeremedies.Com- bright spark. It works well for some and not others and if it doesn't work well that means you need a better history and a homeopathic doctor will be able to do that. ...Read more
What medication(s) would be good for anxiety & ADHD while not causing any movement issues such as twitches or tics? or any movement disorders?
I agree. Studies : show that the stimulants, methylphenidate (MPH) & amphetamine (AMPH) can increase, decrease or cause no change in pre-existing tics. If you know that MPH exacerbates your tics, your doctor can try AMPH after you've been off the MPH a couple of days. Other options are trying non-stimulants. You & your doctor have to devise a game plan, then communicate frequently about effects & side-effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have ADHD and the medication side effects are beggining to give me tics/tourrettes. Should i stop?
Discuss with doctor: Many of the stimulant medications can exacerbate tics. Some of the other medications used for adhd also treat tics. It is important to discuss with you treating physician as options would include switching the medication, adding another medication, or stopping the medication. ...Read more
Some: Most motor tics associated with adhd are related to medication side effects. Some tics, motor or other types are unrelated to either disorder. OCD tics would have an anxiety reducing component to them. See a doctor to get some professional perspective on this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do kids with ADHD always need medication? Do children always need medication to treat adhd, or are there other options?
No: None of the standard medications for adhd are associated with suicidality in young children. Atomoxetine (strattera) has been associated with a slight increase in suicidation in adolescents and adults, however. Any time a new medication is started the parents or the patient should be in close contact with the doctor, communicating any concern that arises. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: According to amer acad peditrics practice guidelines for adhd, a doctor must recommend stimulant medication. The parents have ultimate say in what/how their child is treated. Having said that, untreated adhd is such a devastating, chronically pervasive condition that not treating it amounts to sentencing a child to an inferior life, increasing risk for drugs, motor accidents, financial problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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